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LIT. 155 Comics and the Graphic Novel

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Course Description

Study of the history, structure, and content of the graphic novel, or comic book, a narrative form that blends literary and visual components. Includes analysis of primary sources and graphic novel criticism that explores the genre's cultural impact. Topics also may include fan culture, particular genres of comics, and connections between comics and other forms of visual text.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9C2
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 3B)